[blindlgbtpride] Geno in Portland, ME.
danalva at dslextreme.com
Thu Nov 10 13:27:14 EST 2011
I am responding to Geno, discrimination,and the word strait. I am happy
that God assisted Geno to over come his problems and come out and live a
normal life. Its no fun being in the closet. I am totally blind and
bisexual. I was discriminated against by the Federal communication
commision but that was before the ADA. I was discriminated against on a gay
telephone chat line when I tried to get a date with one particular man. The
guy said flat out that he felt intimidated by me and my blindness. Imagine
that! The word strait is just a sociological term meaning "the main stream
society" So acording to that definition lgbt people are not i n the main
stream. Its no big deal. Why worry about it!
From: blindlgbtpride-bounces at acb.org
[mailto:blindlgbtpride-bounces at acb.org]On Behalf Of Lyn Gwizdak
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 9:56 PM
To: Blind LGBT Pride discussion list
Subject: Re: [blindlgbtpride] Geno in Portland, ME.
What horrible men - that guy that raped you and your step father. How
horrible you had to go through that and then you had to be in the closet and
married a woman.
Glad you got your life together and are now out as gay!
What I think is a shame is the lack of books for gay folks that aren't in a
format for the blind. I am so glad that I can still read regular print with
magnification so I can read the even more rare Transgender books. I really
enjoy gay male fiction as well! We have a lending library at our LGBT
I'm so glad I foound Blind LGBT Pride and rejoined the ACB - I was with the
homophobic other major blindness group but left because of the homophobia.
I'm the only Queer person in my CCB (California ACB) and am out to them.
Only one person is really homophobic and transphobic and I just blow him
In my life, I always had trouble in determining what I get discriminated
against for - being blind, being Transsexual, or both rolled into one. What
kinds of experiences has others on this list experienced in this regard?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geno Stone" <geno.stone1 at gmail.com>
To: "'Blind LGBT Pride discussion list'" <blindlgbtpride at acb.org>
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 8:43 AM
Subject: [blindlgbtpride] Geno in Portland, ME.
>I am not a new member, just switching accounts from geno980 at maine.rr.com.
> Which still getting mail to that account. Time to work out the bugs.
> I am totally blind, Have known that I was gay at the age of 14. Because of
> the strict up-bringing at the time, my Step-father who hated two things,
> Blacks and Homosexuals. To which that lesson was brought to home, after
> being raped at 14/15 years of age. Where I won a cross country meet. It
> not appreciated by a 18 year old lad, that had a 10 inch thick penis, that
> rammed into me. Stitches required, and home, to soak, Step-father came
> seen the blood and I was whooped with a rubber hose off a washing machine,
> stuffed with wooden clothes pins. The Rubber hose laid across my back from
> the neck down and across the butt to the back of the knees. I wore those
> welts for a week and after gradually went away. I told him, hit me you
> bastard as you are no longer my father. Still attended gym class in my gym
> clothes and the welts showed. So I hid in the closet with this and as
> expected got married for 10 years. Between not being able to live with and
> going blind, we divorced in a semi friendly term. All that through
> counseling was put behind me and started living a life and to this day
> in a positive way. Along with at the time assisted in raising our two sons
> and raised two other lads. I am now semi retired from managing my one
> business as of a year ago and still work at AAA, Emergency Road Service,
> Call Center. I am with my forth guide dog.
> Geno in Portland, ME. hugs
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